The Stichting het Da Vinci Huis is based in Netherlands and has partnered with the International Association of School Librarianship – Africa Sub Sahara region to promote the grant for a young (40 years and younger) South African school/teacher librarian, official interested in school library services and information literacy to attend the IASL Conference in Brisbane, Australia from 27 September – 1 October 2010.

The grant covers:

  • Two year membership of IASL
  • Traveling costs to the 2010 IASL Annual Conference
  • Costs for passport/visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs for accommodation and daily allowance

Selection Committee

  • Busi Dlamini (IASL Regional Director Africa Sub Sahara)
  • Prof Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, Dept of Information Science)
  • Prof Mary Nassimbeni (University of Cape Town, Centre for Information Literacy)
  • Mona Niemand (LIASA, Slysig Chair)

Applications

The application for the grant must be accompanied by the following:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A short description of the school and school library/institution
  • The reasons for the application
  • A supporting document from a supervisor/principal/manager of the school/institution

Applicants should include their contact details with the application and the statement forms which can be downloaded from http://albertkb.nl/pageID_8620836.

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30 2010.

The winner will be announced in June 2010 and will have to give a short presentation (10 minutes) of his/her expectations and needs at the IASL Conference in Brisbane. After the conference, the winner will write a report for a national/international journal.

For more information contact Busi Dlamini and her contact details are below.

Busi Dlamini

Gauteng Dept. Education111

Commissioner StreetJohannesburg

2001

email: busid@gpg.gov.za